At the listening part of exams of English or another different language the examinee should write down quick notes about each person who speaks, if the case.
Later the candidate will probably have to give the same information about each character in other different words.
This demands the examinee ought to have a lot of English internalized.
Remember that rather to aim at an exam the diploma will certify that you are proficient at each level, say First Certificate, Advanced or Proficiency, in relation to the examinations of the University of Cambridge.
By the way, aural parts of these exams, namely speaking and listening may be the most difficult of the tasks. / Photo from: radio show